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've ever read. you can follow him on twitter on "the budget guy." >>> ukraine is a country on the brink of default, and not every is suffering. some in the region are worth billions. we'll tell how they are, and how they're making all that loot. later, keeping secrets safe in the digit tall world. real money continues. keep it right here. >> call this bounce back tuesday. yesterday i told you how the drama playing out in ukraine had rattled financial markets worldwide. investors ran to the safety of bonds and gold, oil prices jumped on fears of disruption in supply from russia which is the world biggest--second biggest exporter of oil. today tensions in crimea eased a bit after vladimir putin said there was no immediate need to enaggravated ukraine. investors did the option an of what they did on monday. they piled in stocks pushing down the gain of 21.4%. the nasdaq gave 1.75%. more gains more than erased yesterday's losses. many of us with retirement funds tied to those, so what they do affect us directly. gold dropped nearly 1%. oil fell to $133.33 a barrel. and notice the markets ha
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insisted it would defend the rights of its compatriots inside ukraine the country's foreign ministry declared this thursday will react in a strong and uncompromising manner to any violation. a short time ago. ukraine's foreign ministry has summoned the russian envoy in kiev and has requested immediate consultations with moscow developments followed out of their prudence demands for combat readiness drill of the russian ministry purcell ferguson the store. less than supportive weekend stays in place that only speak russian sprint and his own bullets hopefully mean you need to return to children. in nineteen nineteen divisions on wednesday. the statistical started to dance in the christian teaching russian afforded me the tree makes a silly sister hundred and fifty thousand treats in the face and sprinkled some encountered ninety nine school was the bangkok meeting shifts the ticket checking the treats rating is included threats to national security. the government would agree with cold on trips from the wisdom in which the district incidentally the units have been deployed there. it w
, irresponsible, threatening the security of europe, and a sovereign country of ukraine. we have been very clear about that for a long time in the discussions about this leading up to this -- you know, this tragic moment we're in now. >> charlie: what next for russia and the united states and ukraine? next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: we begin this evening with the escalating crisis in ukraine. russia's tightening its grip on crimea in the face of warnings by president obama and european leaders. the president spoke today in washington before a meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> if they continue on the current trajectory they're on, that we are examining a whole series of steps -- economic, diplomatic -- that will isolate russia and will have a negative impact on russia's economy and its status in the world. >> charlie: secretary of state john kerry due to travel to kiev tomorrow. senator john mccain joins us from washington. earlier today he denounced the administration's foreign policy
. how can we give it to ukraine. andrew mohl to ukraine a country without even association of you with the eu. eu is as it is playing with carrots and sticks the busy economic integration which is going to mean the big parts of the ukrainian working population will see a deterioration in the limits of the fantasy about entering europe they are the envy of the state's be lined with gold that's a fantasy because the real project as it is an imf face the study program with questions about who the ukraine into the future and whether the current will stay together when the news media. it's good when the quantity that needs to be revamped first. even before the euro might dump real test of golf that was that all of a possible people in ukraine in november its external debt free stuff hundred and sixty billion euro was one of the main reasons like you've refused to sign the tri bike with the eu. fearing it could aggravate the situation even more. in november last year you offered only several hundred million euro to ukraine. with the opposition out taking the reins the eu is ready to giv
to ukrainians in the south and east of the country the russian speaking regions saying that the ukraine protect all its citizens regardless of the night which they speak or what to think it's a gutsy and that there's no need to see reviewed this new government said in the kitties any kind of threat to russian speakers there was a sensible than it is like in a different areas all of the country because of very much varies from one region to the next. just how people are feeling right now of course the areas that people are watching it the most of these russian speaking regions in the east and south of the country up until today. they seem to be confined to crimea which is in exceptional cases an autonomous republic with the dogs proportion of its population who are at city rush and now even in the east and south of ukraine another them anyway consider themselves to the ukrainians who speak russian and that simple in distinction to make that's seems that suggested that they were not to rising up to infuriate gets to the ousting of president victim because of its some of them said may have been as
action than dealing with ukraine. take a listen. >> you just don't invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests. >> well, but -- >> there are ways to deal with this and president putin knows that. president obama yesterday offered mediation. there are plenty of ways to protect russian-speaking people in crimea or other parts of ukraine. but, you know, they're really sort of a hidden pretext here of possibly trying to annex crimea. >> do you agree with that assessment, ambassador? what's the real motivation to annex crimea? >> the russians are not -- i shouldn't say the russians. the kremlin is not happy with the democratically minded government in kiev and because they're unhappy and put so much stock in mr. yanukovich and he fell and corrupt and authoritarian and had to show ukraine there's a price to be paid for not paying attention to the kremlin's wishes and that price to create a crisis in crimea, perhaps to seize crimea, perhaps to intervene elsewhere in ukraine. it's very dangerous game. >> the mission here, sounds like you're saying that the mis
it was sunny and hot stock to drop. oh really about ten feet down. never ending legacy. ip. ukraine a country deeply divided and spiraling towards disaster russia's decision to deploy troops to protect its interests and citizens of the country has been met with language not heard since the cold war. in the meantime washington says the legal government and yet it's legitimate. well the aisle. i don't. more guesses why you'll find out what's really happening to the global economy for a no holds barred look of the global financial headlines today too the report largely. do. roos do they. do they. father i meet a couple jill and john daly. they plan to retire they went to the beat thailand among many many places they say well this is the place. i'm very end. it's about to have candles lit and all around. here are all winter they each can all be looking to build on or what's in those doubts. st also missing something. well this was something. and about two to having a social formation this experience eight so that's why tyler. the case of jail. what happened to her she was rescued dogs and you get
chilcote. joining us from kiev. can we think about this is a country anymore? >> ukraine is an independent country with the new government in place. the new government -- its main it has been branded as a, cause a government. eventspolitical aspect, that we are seeing at the moment are serious. behind this is russia and .resident putin this is one of the biggest defeats on a foreign policy bid for president putin. i think we will see more disturbances coming from russia. ukraine became independent in 1991. it had the third largest nuclear arsenal in the whole world. it was bigger than china, u.k., and france combined. he gave it up voluntarily in exchange for assurances from united kingdom, the united states, and russia. it remains a sovereign state. i think the country, what will the u.s. andrimea, eu will need to monitor that closely. hard to going to be deal with that, given the agreement that was a made. maybe heant to secede, will recognize them, but you can see a split in this country. with peopleroblems trying to do business with them. them over the last 23 years, these issues have
yanukovych is asking russia to protect him from extremists. if any country, ukraine was wondering about, there's a display going on right now. vladimir putin put two of russia's four military districts on high alert. land, sea and air power, tested for readiness. moscow insists the war games are not connected to the events in ukraine. n.a.t.o. hit a warning against escalation. i urged russia not to take action that could escalate tension or create misunderstanding. i urged the ukrainian leadership to establish an inclusive political process that reflects the democratic aspirations of the ukrainian people. >> on the streets in moscow there was concern about the heightened tensions but solidarity with the ethnic russians, particularly those in crimea. >> i think russia should help our ukrainian friends to get back to life. i think political leaders should decide. it's a nightmare. >> translation: on one hand they are our brothers. on the other hand it can cause an international conflict. it's important to keep the territory integrity. >> where is the man who still calls himself ukraine's
that by the false any means of a false sense of the fundamental kerry said the ukraine but most of the eu of course that he wants ukraine to eventually join the brawl but what why he would the eu wants ukraine which is a bankrupt country right now. it does everything for economic purposes was really for expressionism that is wrong. if we have with a friend i'll have to make his interests as well but it gets bad one just rely on a hike i participated in the debates in the european parliament this week on the ukraine crisis. i was one of the co authors in the gay shakers of the train resolution. i've been falling ukraine full more than ten years on hold them at will without a snooty of the of the of the order of merit of ukraine is a country that on an extremely well and i'm absent of the shoal that the intentional the government is to move in a western european direction of what provided the my down was the fat off to several years four years of negotiations of the last minute. mr yanukovich to the complete u turn i decided not to sign the association agreement not to sign the deep and comprehensiv
the door to further discussions. >>> and lawmakers in ukraine have put their country on a new path. but legislators to the south want to head somewhere else. >>> senior officials of a major bitcoin virtual currency exchange in tokyo have made their first public appearance since the company halted all deals three weeks ago. they say they have filed for bankruptcy protection. ceo mark karpolous of mtgox said their lawyers held a news conference on friday. >> translator: we had weaknesses in our system and our bitcoins vanished. we have caused trouble, and inconvenience to many people, and i feel deeply sorry for what has happened. >> translator: the amount of trading of online users totals about 750,000 bitcoins. in addition, the firm itself owned about 100,000 bitcoins. we found out that almost all of them were gone. >> they said the company has lost all bitcoins and deposits that they were keeping for their customers. the officials said customers bitcoin losses total more than $400 million with friday's exchange rate. they added it's possible that someone illegally gained access to
in different countries at the same time both condemning lost power over its actions against ukraine now in washington as an obama urged russia to de escalate the situation in ukraine insisting that moscow's explanation for its military response to the crisis. does it reflect real advance on the ground. something seems to have a different set lawyers may get a set of interpretations but of. i don't think that's pulling anybody in the meantime in kyiv by secretary of state john kerry was talking deafening and write me rush out simultaneously during the fifteen minute news conference mr kerry use words like of grass or provocation and intimidation to describe but lost out when talking about ukraine's internal leaders he had nothing but praise by using words like high aspirations hope and democracy week and then the russian federation's act of aggression. the russian god. out of excuses. friday instead of udon. false oaths intimidation. and provocations. us officials i also did i announced that the us will involve one billion dollars in duty to ukraine. i am helping hide the country gets ba
signed between ukraine and russia. >> the army opened recruiting stations across the country. there are nine in the capital alone. on the outskirts men were waiting outside before the doors opened. people have been responding enthusiastically for the call to mobilise. here there are young men, older men, people with military experience, people without military experience, but who want to take part. we visited a total of three stations in and around kiev and in the first few hours seller hundred enlisted. >> somehow we have to win. i can tell you that we will win, but we have to. >> russia is powerful. on the other side we have friends in europe, united states who claimed the support, so we will fight until then. >> this is the gravest confrontation between russia and the west since the end of the cold war. what started here as a protest movement escalated beyond what most demonstrators imagined. it's not over yet. >> you have to keep in mined ukraine's new government is less than a week old and is facing daunting challenges. phil ittner is in kiev focussing on that part of th
lost their country. they do not see it is realistic to fight against ukraine. -- country spent $4 million the russian military spent $7 billion. there is still a revolutionary spirit here. there is not a lot of anxiety. everyone is celebrating. a tad bit anxious it could spread to the east. >> thank you. ukrainections in the have led to the worst and off in the west of russia since the end of the cold war. i am joined by peter cook. tell us what the options are for the president to rein in his counterpart, vladimir putin. >> they are not great but he has options. military is off the table. they are offering and offramp -- president clinton and offramp -- they are offering president putin an offramp. john kerry in his tour on sunday talk shows mentioning and highlighting there will be more pain to come unless he backs down. that will lose the glow came out of the olympics. g8 if not remain in the this continues. american business may pull back. there may be a further total of the ruble. a jesus christ day. -- a very bad day. then there is the offramp, the motivation to president cl
now weighing its next steps in ukraine. russia shows no signs of pulling troops out of the country. >>> digging out again - washington forced to shut down as another winter storm cripples parts of the u.s. >>> memories uncovered from one of america's darkest chapters. the findings by archeological crews at an internment camp. >>. >>> dog mushers open their sleds for a nearly 1,000 mile trek. . >>> hi, everyone, welcome to al jazeera america. good to have you with us. i'm thomas drayton. >>> new developments overnight, president obama met with the national security team to discuss the crisis in ukraine. secretary of defense chuck hagel, secretary of state john kerry and susan rice were in the meeting. secretary of state john kerry boarded a plane at andrew's air force base, headed to kiev to meet with the interim government on tuesday. kerry's trip coming as russia shows no signs of backing off from crimea. they received a deadline to lay down arms or face a full-scale assault. russia de nice making that call. they say they were invited by president viktor yanukovych. nick schifrin
there is no argument about a free and fair election in ukraine. we also need to help this country that's going through some extremely difficult economic times. a recent article i read suggested ukraine needs our assistance way beyond the $1 billion which secretary kerry has talked about in his visit. but in order to achieve that, they're going to have to make some significant and maybe unpopular reforms in their economy, in their gas program and the like. it's tricky. to do that runs the risk of a popular backlash against these reforms but without the reforms, there could be no meaningful aid package. we need to stand with ukraine and ukraine needs to stand for the reforms necessary to strengthen their economy. this week i'm working with senators brown, shaheen, wicker, king, collins and warren warner to condemn the russian action in crimea. there's more to be done. senator menendez talked -- the aid and the sanctions that may be necessary. i sincerely hope the sanctions won't be necessary. i hope vladimir putin and the russians understand they cannot show this kind of aggression toward crimea without
. >> uncertain times indeed. thank you. >> as tensions in ukraine grow, several countries, including the united states pulled out of early talks. rory challands is in moscow with that part of the story. >> if moscow is feeling pressure, they are not giving an impression of it. it's been incredibly quiet, considering the turmoil that other capitals around the world have been in. in moscow there's virtually nothing from the kremlin or the foreign ministry, until the last few minutes when kremlin put out a statement saying that vladimir putin spoke to angela merkel on the phone and he expressed concern about the threat of ultra nationalists in ukraine. you get the impression, really, that moscow is biding its time, waiting for the dust to settle, letting the facts on the ground in crimea speak for itself, and left the western powers work out what their response will be. that has started to crystalise with the news that four countries are putting off participation in the perhaps artery meetings for the g8 -- prappar atry meetings for the g8 summit in june. there's protests that we are watching - fo
that belarus and ukraine and kazakhstan when they all became independent, when they became new countries, when they split off away from russia, they agreed to give up the nuclear weapons that were within their borders by the hundreds and by the thousands. what a different world this would be had they not made that decision, right? and it wasn't an easy decision for them to make. but they did it. and in fact it was 20 years ago this week that ukraine put the first 60 nuclear warheads from its intercontinental missiles on a train and sent that train from ukraine back to russia where the warheads got decommissioned. by that summer they had shipped triple that number of warheads. by two years later, the ukrainian president declared the nation of ukraine to be nuclear weapons free. and even though the country where chernobyl happened, ukraine, happened to -- they had to have been happy at a very deep level to be rid of all that nuclear liability, all those thousands of nuclear weapons stationed throughout that very big and at that point very young country must have been a scary thing, but particula
,. >>> now to ukraine where the interim president is worried about his country splitting apart. after the former press victor yanukovych was ousted there, still protesters in the eastern part of the ukraine who support him. and yanukovych has disappeared and the parliament has voted to send him, if he's ever found to the international criminal court and charges of mass murder. nick schifrin has been following the story. he's joining us now from eastern ukraine. and nick, what are you hearing there? >> reporter: good evening, john. this is really in the middle of a divided ukraine. and a divided city. right behind me, that is what is supposed to be the local government building, instead it's been taken over by opposition activists, the same opposition activist that his took over independence square in kiev and are largely running the government at this point. but this town is the majority of it, at least is pro russian, very much against what's happened in kiev and a few hundred feet from me is the largest lennon statue in all of the ukraine, it's a giant symbol of how this city still
commander in chief ball for ukraine's maybe plates that what we're seeing in the rest of the country is perhaps the trust or to support within the military off the new government in kiev is declining as well the star reports that several special forces units rejected the borders to march toward the right needles old kid is now trying to recruit to the reserve servicemen but now it has not been going very well since my monday morning. only around one point five percent of these was a short short of actually york. i had to walk us through some of the development that played out over the weekend. well the biggest news over the weekend was definitely it russia's upper house of parliament getting to be all green lights for the deployment of three limited amount of russian troops. here in the crimea after being asked for assistance from local authorities to work. while being worried about threats coming from the new authorities in the new right wing radicals this news. i must state here on the ground was greeted with applause by the local since basically wouldn't hear the entire week and w
. standoff with ukraine troops in crimea. a court in egypt banned all hamas activities in the country. a push for independence, we take a look at the historic and cultural relationship between scott land and england as the sides continue to make their case. and racing to be crowned top dog and alaska's biggest horsing event. ♪ and russia has said that it has a legal basis for its intervention in ukraine. it says former president viktor yanukovych asked for russia's help and appears to be no sign that russia intends to pull its troops out of ukraine's crimea region and the international pressure on russia is mounting. u.s. actually john kerry is due to immediate the leaders on tuesday to show support. the u.s. is suspending military exercises and trade talks with russia and says it may consider sanctions. meanwhile an international body that keeps an eye on security in europe is conducting a fact-finding mission in ukraine. there has been a standoff between russia and ukrainian troops at an air base in crimea and soldiers have apparently agreed to cooperate with the russians. the ukrainian s
country has unique circumstances full stop obviously the people of the ukraine have spoken and called for a path forward. that is what we are supporting. anymore the ukraine? context ofioned the in secretary talking, being touch with russia. at the same time you said you are working on the interim government. ,nother part in this process what kind of contact have you had with the e.u.? >> about the ukraine? very close contact. >> good afternoon, everybody. over the last several days, the united states has been responding to events as they have unfolded in the ukraine. through this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental question. the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies, we have urged an end to the violence and encourage ukrainians to pursue a course to form a broad-based government and move to elections this spring. i also spoke with president putin. we have been in daily communication with russian officials. we have made clear they can be part of an international community effort to support the stabil
eastward, because there are other countries right on the cusp, just like ukraine, countries like maldove va and georgia, they're going to watch us very carefully, we don't want those countries to succumb to russian blackmail, whether it's about energy or money or anything else. i think there are a lot of tough things we can do, we can suspend russia from various organizations. >> all right. >> we can make her pay a price, i think we will do that. >> good to have you here tonight, sir. >> thank you. >>> while washington scrambles to counter president putin, a number of experienced russia watchers are wondering why anyone is surprised by these events. many feel they have been laid out quite clearly for many years. simon marks is a former bureau chief. simon welcome. you just heard the back and forth i had with congressman engle, and john mccain and president obama. they're talking about international law. who -- does putin care about any of that? >> i think that's the real question, martha. if anything good comes out of all this. it may be a fundamental misconception that one can argue has do
of countries like georgia and ukraine towards the west and freeze them in the middle so he can continue to what the kind of pressure and in some sense a black male to try to -- blackmail them to try to move them to the east customs, toward the security structure, and really reconstitute a sort of latter day russian empire. i think that is what this is all about. >> come back to the question of georgia. is option of georgia and nato membership still in play? >> i would tell you that one of the things that needs to be done very promptly is to show to the world, particularly to the countries in europe, that the door is still open to these institutions. i think montenegro ought to be made a member of nato. georgia ought to be given a membership that would with them -- put them with nato membership. we should reaffirm what was said in 2008 that nato believes if ukraine wants, should become a part of nato. the eu should reopen negotiation agrees with georgia, ukraine, make clear that they meet the criteria and can be part of europe. that would send a strong signal to these countries, but also by movi
-term stability stability in central europe and ukraine and countries like that. but putin is a history-making individual. he sees himself as someone who is shaping history. and people like that are inherently destabilizing. so he is the head of really a failing country with a lot of power, a lot of money, and itch to destabilize the world. and so it's his stability, it's his either rise in power or flow in to we are that maybe ultimately was at stake in one of the world's great troublemakers. >> woodruff: let's bring it back home and talk about something that happened in this country this week, mark. and that is arizona zigzag, i guess you could say, where the legislature passed a law saying, a bill saying that merchants, service providers could refuse to provide a service to anyone who is gay. now the governor, jan brewer, republican, vetoed this. what does it all add up to? >> well, american civil liberties union, aclu, the anti-defamation league, adl, add to that apple, marriott, delta airlines, american airlines, marriott hotels, starwood hotels, the loss of any standing for arizon
by the hour. the country is acting president has ordered ukraine forces at full readiness. extra security is ordered a nuclear power plants and airports. the united states is condemning russia for entering ukrainian territory and is calling on russia to withdraw. the united nations held an emergency meeting today. >> pro-western demonstrators storm and administration building in the southern ukraine. in the russian speaking east protesters clash with the newly elected ukrainian government. after russia's president got the greenlight from parliament saturday to proceed with military intervention. russian troops are already in control of parts of the crimea peninsula. they say they're protecting their interests in the reason. in response the ukraine's acting prime prime minister put the armed forces on full combat alert. members of the un security council gathered here for emergency meeting to address the rapidly deteriorating situation. ukraine's un ambassador asked the security council to take action. >> this action by the russian federation constitute an act of aggression against the sta
. and even though the country where chernobyl happened, ukraine, happened to -- they had to have been happy at a very deep level to be rid of all that nuclear liability, all those thousands of nuclear weapons stationed throughout that very big and at that point very young country must have been a scary thing, but particularly in a place that had had that horrible nuclear accident. even with that, it doesn't mean it was an altogether easy decision. it was years of negotiations as to what was going to happen with all those nukes. at one point the leader of ukraine cancelled the deal. he said ukraine was going to keep all its former soviet nuclear weapons. ultimately, though, they decided to let them go. they decided to let them all go in exchange for a few very practical things. first, they got paid. they got paid for the value of the highly enriched uranium that was in those nuclear warheads. second, they opened up an era of new strong relations with the west. remember, they had been part of the ussr. they are more european and western oriented than russia was going to be, but this is part o
, everybody must know that there is no united ukrain. ukrain is two different nations, two different countries, and because of very [ inaudible ] policy of [ inaudible ] this country survived until recently. but i always warn, and i have many, many publications and for 20 years, i am inside the russian politics, dealing with uranian policy, dined with many leaders, and i know practically everyone in politics. in 2005 in my article in february, victory of you shenco in ukrain is the greatest victory of russia. because if westerners outlawing russian language, russians -- everything concerns russia, having confrontational policy against russia, they are pulling the trigger and practically destroying their own country, and they achieved this goal in mie dan because all of these people starting to -- looking this armament effort in western ukrain, civil power billings in western -- >> can i please jump in? >> let's let olli jump in, and we're going to hit a break here -- >> let me finish my -- and during all of these things -- typical. typical. >> okay. i'm going to put both of you on pause. what
this happen. >> ukraine and other countries trying to get some freedom but the president has lost moral authority. >> the president needs to up his game and send a clear public message to putin. >> we continue to let vladmir putin push us around. >> when you project weakness, people don't fare you and they do what they want. >> jon: so weak. so mad at our weakness. thanks to obama's lily livered chamberlainesque appeasement of the ruler of the -- [laughter] old ivan. he gets to pull the strings and once again claim ukraine for the -- what they calling it now putin-ista n, whatever they are calling it. the only thing wrong is that it appears the putin forces are losing a handle on the ukraine but really never mind i'm sure a populous uprising against his puppet is his plan and we know which president would have the method for this mess. >> what would ronald reagan have done. >> woe lead the free world. >> he broke down the wall. ended the cold war. >> no red lines, he simply acted. >> jon: yes, i should know because my name is oliver north and when i worked for ronald reagan i illegal so
orientation of their neighboring countries, so in plain english, the [ inaudible ] ukraine is a geopolitical nightmare for the kremlin. >> how so? >> [ inaudible ] basically security, so have nato there, and pro-western ukraine with no links to russia. and from the russian perspective ukraine is not just another neighboring country, ukraine is considered to be which many russian nationalists [ inaudible ] of the russian history, russian culture, but there is something else there, and it has to do with kosovo, and the intervention in kosovo. >> can i ask you just to put a theory to you. could putin's aggression in any way be perhaps linked to his own fear that the peaceful protest movement that has happened in ukraine could happen in russia as well? and that's why he is acting this aggressively? >> yeah, there are two levels of analysis there, the first have to do with domestic developments in russia, and you remember what happened in 2012 when putin was reelected, there were some serious protests against putin. and also this has to do with kosovo. kosovo -- what happened in kosovo in 1999, w
-marie green. we begin with a degrgrowing cri in ukraine. ukraine's minister says his country is on the brink of disaster. following russia's invasion of crimea, ukraine has put its military on high alert. there is worldwide outrage over the invasion and fears russian president vladimir putin isn't done yet. today secretary of state john kerry leaves for ukraine to meet with leaders in kiev. yesterday kerry called on putin to pull back. >> it's an incredible act of aggression. it is really a stunning willful choice by president putin to invade another country. russia is in violation of the sovereignty of ukraine. russia is in violation of its u.n. obligations. russia is in violation of its obligations under the u.s. charter. >> this morning there are reports of russian naval movements in the black sea. charlie d'agata is in the capital of kiev. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: we've just returned from the parliament. good morning, anne-marie. we just returned from ukrainian parliament where defense ministers are trying to find out if anything can be done with russia's military intervention
to explain what they really feel of the country of ukraine and the region of crimea. the long-standing ambassador to the united nations, read a letter which he said came from viktor yanukovych who was moscow's man until a couple of weeks ago, and called for russian forces to intervene in ukraine to save the country. afterwards they came out and read threater again. >> the country is in the grip of outright terror and violence driven by the west. in this context i appeal to the president of russia to used armed forces of the russian federation to reestablish the rule of law, peace, order, stability, and to protect the people of ukraine. >> reporter: so russia is saying it needs to protect the russian people in particular, and now has a letter from the deposed president, and they think he was deposed by a coup generated by the europeans and americans. >> what about reaction from the u.s.? >> reporter: completely different from [ inaudible ] who is the united states ambassador to the united states, she said since when has russia been the [ inaudible ] of human rights council. she
with it for a day the rise of ultra nationalism in ukraine is causing tensions in the south of the country. the scent of unrest is now in the capital of the which comes we can all find me a new coupon and then has pledged to hold the regional referendum which could push them even further away from his control unit the scandal is in crime the crimean palm and has released to the local prime minister from his duties basically just a single government as well as set dates for a referendum over whether or not to state with ukraine and the state is in the twenty fifth which is the same day. one of the new authorities in kiev are planning to hold nationwide presidential elections in fact it said the twenty oh seven local rights to hold any sort of referendums independently under new laws which have been passed easily in kiev and only time over and over the next year in the capital of the crimea. a group of unknown troll russian activists got inside the building of local parliament and raced the russian flag on top of that the foul weather didn't allow deputies to enter inside and are no reports
financial collapse. today ukraine's interim finance minister rocked his country's country's currency and bond markets by saying that kiev might start creditors on restructuring its debt. joining me now is the new government's economy and trade minister. thank you for being with us. you've heard hydration on ukraine. it seems fairly serious, how would you characterize it. >> it relates to public finance. the public finance is in pretty bad condition. however, the health of the economy is not that bad. comparing, for example, with the situation, with the crisis of 2008 when the next year in 2009 ukrainian economy collapsed by 15%. last year 2013 was not so good, but it was not so bad. so what is recorded is zero percent of growth, it doesn't make us happy at all, but it's nothing like the crisis in 2008. at the same time let me repeat the public finance is in disarray and something we need to take care of. >> you're the economy minister. you're a trained economist as such this could not be good economics to be dealing with a fiscal crisis, a public finance crisis and possibly a war. wh
for the country. give us the latest. >> the ukrainian parliament is reviewing the candidates for ukraine's new government. this would be a caretaker government for the next few months. the prime minister would be arseniy yatsenyuk. we expect the government to be approved by the parliament. i spoke to arseniy yatsenyuk. ago he was in opposition leader leading protesters on independence square. now he has a situation in crimea. that is ukraine's peninsula in the south. one of the parliament buildings there has been seized by a a group of about 60 armed men who have raised the russian flag above it, an indication of the urges to secede from ukraine that we're seeing right now among ethnic russians. when it was the opposition -- rather, president yanukovych was in power, it was ethnic ukrainians who were talking about seceding. legald he would use all means to resolve that. he still has to be voted in. then he has the financial crisis. the u.s. is ponying up one billion -- $1 billion in loan guarantees. he is the man who has to cut the deal with the imf. he thinks it is possible to avoid the hairc
of pressure within the long run be able to subsidize countries like ukraine as it already lost the all state subsidizing they weren't then notices the tune of seven billion dollars a year. ikea match in russia can afford this not only on certain that since i would say russia's offer was barry schwartz from switzerland. it was a principal reason is to keep the on call that is in office until the next presidential elections. your gut when i ask another question about the protesters to nominate their ears of all our white extremist elements onto this good group of protesters does that concern. yes of course. and i think we should see the evolution of those protests from the very beginning and to see the reason why parts of this of protest movement have become rather it's been the protest site that it basically consisted of students taking to the streets to express their desire to lift the european country to have some of the standards of living also the life chances as the european peers. that was the first moments of eighteen police stepped in and suppress the slow protest was funny. this is b
of all known in southern russia. he said he won't give up fighting for the future of ukraine the country's interim government plans to ask moscow to hand over yanukovich. tensions have been rising in southern ukraine since chemical which webcke and opponents of the pro western government are staging protests militia on friday occupied the airport in santana row podium in crime tiny an aviation authorities say planes or the parting and landing. normally our men also sees an airport in the city of the most awful that's the home port of russia's black sea fleet ethnic russians make up more than sixty percent of the population in crimea acting president aleksandr rc
to america's news headquarters. >> i'm arthel neville. ukraine's acting president saying their country's forces are on high alert but are seeking a political solution by russia. the latest move by moscow is being met with anger and violence with thousands of anti-russian protesters taking to the streets all over ukraine. meanwhile, hundreds of pro-russian demonstrations are being held there. rallies with protesters raising russian flags, fighting against supporters of the new ukrainian government. molly henneberg is live in washington with more. >> fox news confirmed that defense secretary chuck hagel spoke to his russian counterpart today about the situation in ukraine. pension officials said there are no military contingency plans for ukraine. we don't expect to hear from the president again today, although we possibly could get an offcamera update from the white house if there are new developments. in president obama's remarks yesterday he warned russia any violation of sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing. >> represent a profound interference in matte
on a dramatic escalation of the crisis in ukraine, the country now heading na a possible showdown with its powerful neighbor russia putting its armed forces on full alert and warning russia that any military intervention in the country will lead to war. welcome to america's news headquarters, heavily armed russian troops already in crimea surrounding the government building there. tightening their grip. and now the ukrainian government is putting its forces on military alert. and asking nato to look at all possible ways to help protect its territorial integrity. united nations security council meeting right now to assess what their options are and asking for the input of other u.n. countries and we're also seeing some amateur videotape of russia's growing military presence there. troops wearing uniforms. but reports say they are part of an organized russian deployment. tensions right now in the cri a crimea, a strategic crossroads that has been fought over for many, many centuries. fox news radio reporter joins us live via skype. jessica, you are in the crimean peninsula, what is the late
of all, he doesn't want all of the economic problems of those countries. ukraine is an economic basket case. so are some of the other states in the near abroad. so what he wants is political influence, he wants these countries to look to russia for guidance on what to do on the international environment, and he also wants to re-create or create some kind of an economic union, but he certainly doesn't want responsibility for internal problems that a lot of these countries have, especially their economic problems. >> so even though he said the worst thing that happened in the history of the 20th century was the collapse of the soviet union, you believe that if he thought he could re-create the soviet union, he would want to because of all the problems that would go with that, especially economic? >> he just wants those countries of the near abroad, most of all ukraine looking to russia and as part of an arrangement with russia, not part of the arrangement with the west. he wants to avoid them establishing stronger linkages with the west and he wants them to have much stronger linkages wi
: every single person told me they have a family member still over in ukraine and worried about their loved ones but also worried about their country. here's what they had to say. >> these last few months i have been losing sleep just watching everything that's going on in ukraine, so it's been a 24 hour schedule and seeing that happen today, it felt like the floor fell out from beneath me. part of me said how could he do this and another part of me was almost expecting this. i was waiting for this to happen. so it's disappointing and it's scary because i do have family that is 20 kilometers from the russian border and speaking with them this morning, they are scared, they are keeping an eye out on everything that's going on and they are scared for their children as well. >> all ukraine wants is just to be -- just to be a regular country, just to be a country where people raise their children, pay their taxes, they have, you know, lego system, just to be like everybody else. they are not antirussian, antisemitic, they want for themselves and their families. >> what do you hope t
by the political situation in ukraine the country's paralympic committee says it's ready to boycott the games. if russia doesn't and its military intervention the committee posted the announcement on its official website following an emergency meeting in the capital kiev. the members agreed that if russia doesn't and its incursion by friday the game's opening day they would boycott the games the announcement calls on russia to resolve the crisis peacefully because many of the ukrainian athletes have russian friends and relatives the international paralympic committee says no country or territory has ever boycotted the summer or winter paralympics. three leaders appear to be living up to their side of an agreement on their nuclear program the head of the international atomic energy agency says they're reducing stockpiles of enriched uranium as planned. yuki amato address the meeting in vienna of the agency's board of governors. he was reporting on the status of an agreement last year between negotiators from iran and six world powers. the iranians agreed to curb their nuclear program in return
country, and that is ukraine. we have seen some, but there may be more russian troops inside of the ukrainian borders and mostly in the crimea area to the south. they say they need production, but it is called a dangerous slide toward war. and throughout ukraine and not just crimea, there are protesters fighting with the crowds, and they have already toppled the highest level government. the ukrainian president left office and fled to russia. white house correspondent jim acosta is with me, and fred polite jen is in moscow, and we will start with jim. first the president made it clear that e he is going to stand with the international community in handling the message with ukraine, and it was a tough message in the 90-minute phone call? >> yes, it was a tough message and we know that the presidents spoke a week and a day ago, but developments have been move sog qui quickly in ukraine with the russian involvement that the president came down hard today in if statement. he said that the united states condemns russia's military intervention in the crimean territory, and i want t
supplies to ukraine and other countries. what is next in the playbook, possibly. >> you know, messing with gas supply is something he has done before. this is something that everyone would expect him to do under these circumstances, the use of economic leverage. i wouldn't be surprised to see him doing that. in some ways he leapfrogged the mackia very wellian strategy of using economic levers and gone straight to military action. once you have invaded a country, you are beyond stipulating supplies and economic measures to get your way. i would have thought vladimir putin, being a cool, calm character, would play a cautious wait and see attitude, and use the economic levers at its disposals to get its way. he's doing something that is unusual for him right now, which is acting in a way that we can characterise as impulsive and completely out of sync with international norms. it's unusual behaviour. >> i want to touch on that point. people feel like putin is calculating and shrewed that knows what he's doing. >> yes, indeed. >> are you saying otherwise? >> no, i say he normally is, if y
by president putin to invade another country. russia is in violation of the sovereignty of ukraine. russia is in violation of its international obligations. >> so he took it a step further from what the administration was saying yesterday that there could be repercussions or costs. today kerry did more to spell those out saying absolutely sanctions are on the table, that in the near future we could see things like asset freezes or visa bans imposed against russia. he even hinted at the possibility nations would work together to remove russia from the g-8. we know already certain countries, including the u.s., canada, uk, have pulled out of preliminary talks leading up to the g-8 summit in june in russia. he said what russia is doing, these are not the action of a g-8 nation. if it keeps up, other countries will not participate in those talks. he said basically russia has other options. why it's doing this us unknown when it has u.n. monitors it could allow in to keep track in ukraine. that is the excuse russia has given publicly. it brought in troops to look after its own interest in that
? >> kiev has nothing to do with moscow and internal conflict, ukraine deeply divided country and deeply divided nation. >> so the coverages continues tonight. you will hear from arizona senator john mccain and real life stories of the people living through the crisis in crimea and how life is changing there. join us at 9:00 p.m. the conflict is a major issue at the u.n. human rights council. a hundred ministers and officials address the council. trying to ease international concerns over their government's actions and in south africa, witness testimony began in the murder trial against oscar pistorius. the neighbor said he heard a woman's screams on the morning that os core pistorius killed his girlfriend. in china three more arrests after a deadly stabbing ram panelling. it happened in the south western part of the county. the attackers were from a far western province. >> the trial for the al qaeda member in the united states started today. we have details on that and other stories making the news across america today. >> tony, jury selection began in new york of the son-in-law of osa
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